[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer caused by a continued exposure to asbestos. In the majority of the cases, it affects the thin layer of tissue lining the lungs, but it can also affect the tissue that covers the abdomen, heart, or testicles in men. There are four different types of mesothelioma: pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma, and testicular mesothelioma, all of which are defined according to the body part that the disease attacks.

There is currently no cure for mesothelioma, but there are treatments designed to ease the symptoms and extent patients’ lives. Symptoms of the disease differ depending on the type of cancer, and asbestosis and mesothelioma symptoms are often mistaken for other diseases of the lungs. The symptoms can be vague and mild until later stages of mesothelioma and the first signs can be confused with normal aches and pain of other diseases, which is why diagnosis can be difficult.

Symptoms Related to Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Reduced chest expansion
  • Faint or harsh breathing sounds
  • Dry cough and wheezing
  • Pleural effusions
  • Coughing up blood
  • Body aches
  • Blood clotting disorders

Symptoms Related to Peritoneal Mesothelioma

  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal distention
  • Hernias
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Abdominal swelling or tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal fluid buildup
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Nausea or vomiting

Symptoms Related to Pericardial Mesothelioma

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dry cough and wheezing
  • Night sweats or fever
  • Fatigue

Symptoms Related to Testicular Mesothelioma

  • Testicular lumps
  • Swelling of the scrotum

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